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Pinklon Thomas vs Trevor Berbick

Pinklon Thomas vs Trevor Berbick

Date: 22nd March 1986

Venue: Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Dynamic Duo Inc, Don King Productions, Butch Lewis Productions

Tv: HBO

Pinklon Thomas
( 26 - 0 - 1 )
Weight: 222 3/4 lbs

Trevor Berbick
( 30 - 4 - 1 )
Weight: 218 1/2 lbs


Jamaican born Trevor Berbick became the WBC world heavyweight champion in front of a 2,000 strong crowd in the Riviera ballroom at The Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas when he scored a unanimous decision over the formerly unbeaten Pinklon Thomas.

Scores: Arlen Bynum 115-113 | Art Lurie 115-114 | Paul Smith 115-113.

Thomas was making the second defence of the title he won on a 12-round decision over Tim Witherspoon in August 1984.

Pinklon Thomas vs Trevor Berbick